Samuels, Fletcher heading to Pakistan

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan (CMC):West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels has been picked up by Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League replacement draft staged here recently.The right-handed Samuels was joined by Windies limited-overs teammate AndrÈ Fletcher, who was also selected by the franchise for the February 9 to March 7 tournament carded for the United Arab Emirates.However, the final will be staged in Lahore.Samuels will replace injured Englishman Alex Hales, while Fletcher will come in for Pakistan’s Mohammad Shahzad, who is unavailable.Jamaican Samuels was in superb form in the Bangladesh Premier League last November and December when he finished among the leading runscorers with 334 runs at an average of 66Zalmi is led by two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy, and also includes Barbados-born England all-rounder Chris Jordan.West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament after picking up an injury last month while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Australia Big Bash.He has been replaced by Englishman Jason Roy.Windies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite will also be unavailable for the tournament, with Australian Brad Hodge called up.The likes of West Indies stars Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Samuel Badree have been confirmed for the tournament.last_img read more

Assistance, prayers needed as Lariba’s leukemia returns

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lariba was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in May 2017 but was eventually discharged on Oct.23 after undergoing a successful stem cell transplant on Oct. 7.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLariba said she has also started to experience blurring of vision and weakness of the left side of her body. She is undergoing chemotherapy and will need multiple laboratory examinations and blood transfusions.“I appeal to your kind hearts for any assistance that you can give to help me with my fight against this disease,” said Lariba in a statement La Salle released. “I also humbly ask for your prayers so I may overcome this challenge. Thank you.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lariba was the Philippines’ flag bearer in the 2016 Rio Olympics wherein she competed in the table tennis event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Change of atmosphere could do wonders for Lady Warriors Philippines’ Ian Lariba hits a shot in her women’s singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Juan MabromataOlympian Ian Lariba is once again asking for assistance as she continues her fight against leukemia, which has now spread to her brain and spinal cord.The table tennis star revealed via a statement on DLSU Sports Twitter that the cancer has returned. She suffered bouts of  headache and vomiting on the first week of January which prompted her to return to St. Luke’s Medical Center.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours READ: Athletes unite for ailing Lariba DLSU Sports tweeted that those whore are interested in sending financial aid to Lariba’s way may send their donations to Ian N. Lariba, BDO savings account number: 0045-8045-9965 in the bank’s branch at Vito Cruz along Taft Avenue.Those interested to provide financial assistance may send their donations to IAN N. LARIBA, BDO savings account number: 0045-8045-9965, Vito Cruz, Taft branch.Please also be informed that she cannot accommodate hospital visitors at the moment.#KayaMoYAN pic.twitter.com/Okzn4zHHvx— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) January 25, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

James’ triple-double carries Cavs to OT win over Raptors for 1-0 lead

first_imgToronto’s Fred VanVleet missed a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds to go in overtime that could have won it for the Raptors, who couldn’t hold on to a 14-point, first-quarter lead.Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points and 21 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 10 assists, and DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points for the Raptors, who host Game 2 on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJeff Green scored 16 points and Kevin Love had 13 rebounds.The Cavaliers beat the Raptors in six games in the Eastern Conference finals in 2016 before going on to win their first NBA championship. Last year, Cleveland swept Toronto in the second round. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Korver’s 3 early in overtime gave the Cavaliers their first lead of the game, 108-105.Lowry’s three-point play made it 113-112 with 57 seconds to go and, after the Cavs were called for a shot-clock violation, Toronto had one more chance to win, but VanVleet couldn’t come through.VanVleet was one of four Raptors to miss in the final seconds of regulation. Toronto got four looks at the potential winning basket on its next possession but missed all four, including a wide-open 3 by VanVleet, giving Cleveland the ball with 0.6 seconds remaining. Green inbounded to James, but his shot bounced off the rim.The Raptors shot 5 for 24 in the fourth quarter, with Valanciunas missing six of seven attempts.DeRozan scored 11 points in the first, connecting on five of eight attempts, and Lowry had eight points and five assists as Toronto led 33-19. James was 3 of 5 in the first but the rest of the Cavs shot 4 for 18.ADVERTISEMENT James, who averaged more than 41 minutes in Cleveland’s first-round series against Indiana, checked out with 3:31 left in the first. With James on the bench, the Cavs scored two points the rest of the quarter.Green and Smith each scored 11 points in the second quarter and the Cavs found their shooting stroke, connecting on 14 of 22 attempts. James had five assists in the period as Cleveland cut the deficit to 60-57 at halftime.VanVleet took exception to a shove from James at the end of one play and made an attempt to get at the Cavs star, but was restrained by teammates.Valanciunas had 13 points and eight rebounds in the third, but Korver scored 10 points and James had eight to keep the Cavs close. Toronto led 87-82 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland allowed 100 or more points for the third time in eight postseason games. … James dove into a courtside broadcast table in search of a loose ball late in the fourth. … Love missed all four of his shot attempts in the first went 1 for 7 in the first half. … Kendrick Perkins traded angry words with rapper Drake, Toronto’s global ambassador, as the teams walked off at halftime. Former Raptors guard Jose Calderon stood in front of Drake during the exchange, while Smith moved Perkins toward the locker room.Raptors: Toronto had 10 assists on 13 made baskets in the first. … The Raptors had nine turnovers in the first half, leading to 15 points for the Cavaliers. They finished with 14, leading to 21 Cleveland points. … Actor Wendell Pierce attended the game.UP NEXTGame 2 is Thursday night at 8 p.m. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Stephen Curry cleared to return against Pelicans P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after the Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.Kyle Korver scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime after Cleveland never led in regulation. Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

LEC Nimba Grid Goes to Private Company

first_imgThe Liberia Electricity Corperation (LEC) Nimba County Grid under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) last Thursday was handed over to a private company that will manage it for 10 years. Jungle Energy Power (JE–Power) is a combination of Jungle Water Group of Companies, owned by Floyld Seh-Tomah, a Liberian, and a Ghanaian-owned company, Energy Venture.According to the program overview, the government and JE–Power reached the agreement recently following years of negotiation. In the agreement, JE–Power will be responsible for the WAPP’s Nimba Grid, providing electricity to communities from Ivory Coast to Saclepea in central Nimba County. In one of the clauses, it is agreed that within three years, the power supply will connect at least 7,000 customers. Again, it was agreed and signed that the electricity should not go off for 48 hours unless there was a problem with the supplier line in Ivory Coast. The European Commission through the WAPP reached the agreement with the Government of Ivory Coast to provide the 33KV line to three locations including the Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Maryland grids.The Nimba and Grand Gedeh grids have been commissioned, thereby connecting 18 communities.Since 2012, Nimba County has been benefiting from this cross border electricity supply. But the exercise has not been effective due to intermittent power outages without any prior notice or warning from management to customers.Despite this inconvenience, customers said they continue to enjoy this form of power supply as it is much cheaper than the cost of operating a generator on a daily basis.At the turning over ceremony, LEC Board Chair Ian Yap urged JE—Power President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Floyld Seh-Tomah to seek the interest of beneficiaries of the project. Mr. Yap said the LEC will give every support to ensure that the project succeeds.He asked the residents to make wise use of the electricity and avoid power theft that would endanger the lives of others. He said the turning over of the Nimba Grid to the JE—Power is part of the government’s privatization policy to give concessions to the private sector. For his part, Tomah expressed satisfaction for taking over the project, which he described as one avenue that government has opened to impact the lives of rural dwellers especially those in communities close to the power supply lines.“From now on, customers will make the maximum use of the project since it is cost-saving as compared to the use of generators in private homes across the country,” Mr. Tomah said.Tomah promised to begin effective renovation of the project’s sub-offices beginning with the Ganta branch office, which will be followed by the planting of poles – which kicked off on Friday, December 2.Meanwhile, the Nimba County business community has expressed satisfaction with government for turning the project over to a private entity. They called on the government to annul past current bills owed by customers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Archbishop Francis Memorialized in Grand Educational Undertaking

first_imgThe Stella Maris Polytechnic University, backed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, has embarked upon the erection of a landmark project in memory of Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis.The project is the erection of the Archbishop Michael K. Francis Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center, located on the Bomi County Highway.According to Stella Maris President, Sister Mary Laurene Brown, the purpose of the center is to keep the memory of Archbishop Francis alive.  She described the archbishop as “the voice of the voiceless in Liberia” and spoke of his determination, love and fortitude, which led to the establishment of Stella Maris in Monrovia.  This institution currently provides Bachelor’s degrees in a number of technical fields, including Accounting, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Economics.  The new institution, currently under construction on the Bomi Highway, will offer degrees in various Liberal Arts disciplines.We consider this undertaking a noble one indeed, which memorializes a man who, during two of the most difficult and critical administrations in Liberian history—those of President Samuel K. Doe and Charles G. Taylor, gave his life in the gallant pursuit of human and constitutional rights, good governance and peace.  Archbishop Francis also played a major role in Liberia’s higher education by creating the Stella Maris University.Now the Stella Maris leadership, in the person of Sister Laurene, in collaboration with the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, has to create a new institution in memory of Archbishop Francis, to extend the frontiers of education in Liberia, focusing particularly on peace and human rights, in addition to Liberal Arts and the other professional disciplines in which Stella Maris already awards the Bachelor’s.Sister Laurene hinted that the new institution will also show an interest in the vital field of Agriculture, being located in a rural area where land is plentiful and grossly underutilized.We pray that the students and scholars who enroll in this new facility in higher education will take the fullest advantage of the opportunities it provides and prepare themselves for efficient and productive service to Liberia.The library and museum which Sister Laurene promises will be included in the new educational complex will be the first of its kind in that part of the country.  The Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount counties, being among the centers of Liberian traditional culture, should constitute an added asset to the museum and encourage cultural and artistic enterprise and productions to feed the museum.We commend Sister Mary Laurene Browne for her remarkable display of vision in conceiving and organizing this great educational innovation; and Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler for his encouragement of it.We further thank all those who showed up for the groundbreaking ceremony and pledged their support in money and kind for its completion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WIDOW OF DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER TO CARRY OLYMPIC TORCH

first_imgTHE widow of a Co Donegal man killed in a building site accident in London is to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of the English capital in recognition of her tireless work for others.Jennifer Deeney, now 37, was married just 13 weeks and two days to her long-term sweetheart, steel fixer Kieron, then 25, when he fell through a rotten piece of wood nailed to a lift platform at the Hilton building in South Quays, off Marsh Wall on August 9, 2004.Kieron, from Rathmullan, died instantly in the accident. Jennifer, who is from Co Mayo, is a matron on the neonatal unit of the Royal London Hospital and spends all of her spare time travelling to building sites to give talks on safety.She has been a regular visitor to the Olympic Park in east London to meet with workers, many from Co Donegal, on the importance of safety.On July 23, four days before the official 2012 Games begin she will carry the Olympic torch through Merton in south London.She admitted she was ‘gobsmacked’ when she was chosen for the honour which comes after years of fundraising for the Lighthouse Club, a charity which counsels and supports families of killed construction workers. Jennifer has spoken about how Kieron’s life affected her.She said: “My life was destroyed. Kieron lost his life in that lift shaft in Canary Wharf and I lost part of mine as well. We were newly married and planning a family, it never dawned on me it would turn into a disaster.”.“Kieron was my hero and he was the most important person in this world. I just want people to know that everybody can make a difference.“Lots of people had been on that site and walked past that board but didn’t do anything about it.”Mrs Deeney, who lives in Kingsbury, brings her story to construction sites and companies around the country and has produced a safety DVD. A jury at her husband’s inquest returned a verdict of unlawful killing.A memorial to the Co Donegal man has been built at Canary Wharf not far from where he died.WIDOW OF DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER TO CARRY OLYMPIC TORCH was last modified: March 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:KIERON DEENEYRathmullanWIDOW OF DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER TO CARRY OLYMPIC TORCHlast_img read more

Holiday cheer: It’s in the mailbag

first_imgProcrastinators who have put off mailing their holiday cards are expected to converge on the post office Monday to make that critical Dec. 24 delivery deadline. “People will still be mailing on Christmas Eve,” said Larry Dozier, U.S. Postal Service spokesman. “We do deliver on Christmas Day if people use Express or Priority Mail or if something looks like a gift, we try to get it there. Many of our carriers even dress like Santa Claus.” The Monday of the last full week before Christmas is traditionally the busiest day in post office lobbies. This year, the postal service anticipates 1.6 billion cards, letters and packages to be mailed Monday, compared to a national average daily total of 670 million pieces. In the Los Angeles basin, it is estimated that 1.4 billion pieces will be mailed during the season, translating to 11 million cards and letters a day, compared to an average day of 7 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Wednesday will be the busiest delivery day when most of the mail sent Monday reaches its destinations. Dozier said that there has been an increase in parcel deliveries because of the growth of online ordering and returning. “They may be able to order online, but it still has to be physically transported,” he said. For those who have not prepared their mailings yet, the postal service offers a few tips: Type or print the complete address neatly and always use a complete return address. Include an index card on the inside of the package with the address of the recipient to ensure delivery if the original label is damaged. Cushion the contents of packages with shredded or rolled newspaper, bubble wrap or foam peanuts. Plain, air-popped popcorn is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly cushioning material. Always use tape designed for shipping, such as pressure-sensitive tape or nylon-reinforced craft paper tape. Never use string or twine to secure a package as it can catch on machinery and damage the parcel. Remove batteries from toys; wrap them separately and place in the shipping box. Many post office locations have 24-hour automated service lobbies as well as extended hours for the holidays. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com WHEN AND WHERE Locations with special holiday hours include: Santa Clarita, 24355 Creekside Road, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Lancaster, 43824 20th Street West, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Hours for other area post offices: Canyon Country, 18336 Soledad Canyon Road, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Newhall, 23642 Lyons Ave., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Valencia, 25842 Tournament Road, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Castaic, 31519 Castaic Road, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Acton, 3632 Smith Ave., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Palmdale, 2220 E. Palmdale Blvd., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Littlerock, 7765 Pearblossom Hwy., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Pearblossom, 12302 Pearblossom Hwy., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lancaster, 567 Lancaster Blvd., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, visit the postal service Web site at www.usps.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DELIGHT AS SHOE SHOP STAFF HELP REUNITE OWNER WITH LOST RINGS

first_imgBoth a wedding and engagement ring have now been claimed four days after being found.The owner of two valuable rings has been reunited with her jewellery after today’s appeal on Donegal Daily.The woman had been visiting a nearby greeting card shop in Letterkenny when she lost both her engagement and wedding ring.An honest passer-by handed the rings into staff at Clarks Shoe Shop on Wednesday. However despite a campaign on social media to trace the owner of the rings, nobody came forward.Several people called to the shop who had lost wedding and engagement rings in the past but the jewellery was not theirs.However just hours after our appeal this morning, the owner came into the shop and correctly identified the rings.Staff at Clarks were delighted to be able to reunite the rings with its owner. “We’re just delighted that the lady has ben reunited with her rings. She had only visited the card shop next door and had dropped the rings.“We’re delighted that everything turned out well,” said a spokesman.DELIGHT AS SHOE SHOP STAFF HELP REUNITE OWNER WITH LOST RINGS was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clarks shoesdonegalengagement ringletterkennylostringswdding ringlast_img read more

Snails Walk on Water

first_imgWhy is that scientist staring at a snail?  He’s watching a miracle: walking on water.  This is not our exaggeration: Matt Kaplan on National Geographic News entitled his article, “How Snails Walk on Water Is a Small Miracle.”  If we can figure out the trick, we might be able to make little robots do it – even if we don’t know why we would want to yet, other than it would be cool.    Snails are small enough to be naturally buoyant, but needless to say, getting traction on water is a challenge.  The snail apparently does this by making small ripples.  The ripples are just the right size to give the snail traction without breaking the surface.  It’s a unique method of propulsion unknown till Eric Lauga, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, decided to investigate.    For a human to do this would require shoes as big as a football field, the article said.  Many capabilities of animals and plants seem miraculous to us, but we sometimes use the word too carelessly.  Jesus walked on water barefoot or on sandals.  That’s a real miracle.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Purpose-Driven Science Ignores Darwin

first_imgWhile some Darwinists feel that the Intelligent Design (ID) movement is a major threat to science, many scientists unconnected to ID are acting as if it provides for them a more fruitful approach to research.  Several recent examples illustrated what might be called a silent “de facto” intelligent design movement.Purposeful proteins:  PhysOrg reported work at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Japan with the eye-catching title, “Searching for purpose in proteins.”  It’s not that the team is invoking a deity or searching for ultimate meaning in their work; they just want to understand what some enigmatic proteins do.  Going on a kind of “fishing expedition” with fishing tackle known as bioprobes, they have demonstrated the ability to watch how proteins bind, and deduce their role in biological processes.  The case reported in the article concerns tumor progression in cancer, but the methodology assumes that enigmatic proteins have a purpose and are not just cellular junk.Imitating insects:  Meanwhile, inventors at Penn State, Harvard and the Naval Research Laboratory have their eyes on water striders and butterflies.  They have developed “an engineered thin film that mimics the natural abilities of water striding insects to walk on the surface of water, and for butterflies to shed water from their wings.”  The natural material has what is known as “superhydrophic properties” and is an “active area of research” because producing artificial materials with those properties would have many applications – “The nanofilm produced by this technique, called oblique angle deposition, provides a microscale smooth surface for the transport of small water droplets without pumps or optical waves and with minimal deformation for self-powered microfluidic devices for medicine and for microassembly.”  Inherent in biomimicry is the belief that the thing being imitated is well designed.Biophysics on birds:  Researchers in Australia were curious why ostriches are such good runners compared to humans, so they compared their leg physics with a computer analysis.  PhysOrg summarized the resulting paper by saying it’s spring in their step.  Ostriches store so much elastic energy in their tendons, they can run as if on pogo sticks.  The BBC News includes a video showing the difference in gait efficiency.Only the third team even mentioned evolution.  A leader of the team from the University of Western Australia hoped that “the findings could provide insight for biologists looking at the evolution of bipedalism, both in humans and in dinosaurs,” but clearly the focus of the story was on the biophysics, not the phylogeny. Notice how many previous entries with the “Intelligent Design” chain link were not about scientists actively promoting ID, but were about subjects that assumed design and had no use for Darwinism (e.g., 10/27/2010, 10/25/2010).  Most of the Biomimetics articles fall in this category (09/24/2010, 09/12/2010, 09/11/2010).  Join the silent ID revolution.  You don’t have to use the maligned phrase, or declare your allegiance to the Discovery Institute.  Just stay focused on the design in your subject, and gradually say less and less about Charlie D.  After enough good design science, fewer people (except for the diehard blowhards) will even miss him.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more